Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Tina Fey – Movie Reviews

Tina Fey stars as Kim Baker, a journalist stuck in a life rut while working in television news as a copy-editor in New York, who ends up taking on an assignment to cover the war in Afghanistan beginning in 2003. What initially had been intended as a three-month gig end up being much longer (we immediately know she’s still there in 2006, based on the film’s prologue), much to the chagrin of her boyfriend back home. In Kabul, she’s immediately a fish out of water, dealing with the many macho men in the Marines, violence seemingly erupting without notice around her, and with none of the amenities back home. While there, she’s immediately taken in by the pool of fellow war correspondents and their entourage of photographers and bodyguards, who enjoy blowing off considerable steam in the evenings, while in the daytime, it’s still as dog-eat-dog for news stories as it had been back home.